The South Jingle Pot neighbourhood is located in a scenic valley under Mt. Benson and is very similar to its northern neighbour but slightly closer to the downtown core and is slightly more developed than North Jingle Pot. Mostly rural with its combination of acreages, farms as in the north, however there are several different subdivisions around the West Wood Lake area which are adjacent to the University District. This area is relatively new but you will find recent, newer developments mixed in with a few older ones; prices are a little bit higher than in other established areas.
Mountain View Elementary
2480 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo Christian School
198 Holland Road, Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo District Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
Westwood Lake Park - Westwood Lake Park has a much used 5.51 km trail around the lake in the foothills of Mt. Benson. Features: beach area and swimming with lifeguard patrol (June-August), children’s play park, running and walking trails, with shorter trails available towards the south end of the trail. Electric motors and non- powered boating allowed, washroom and change room building on site.
Mt Benson Regional Park - The top of Mt. Benson (1019 Mtrs) gives great views of the Strait of Georgia, the Coast Mountains and the surrounding mountains behind Mt. Benson. Features: Witchcraft Lake, Mountain Biking, Hiking during summer, fall, spring; several routes moderate to difficult.
Ammonite Falls - Beautiful falls hidden among trees and canyons buried at the bottom of Mount Benson. Features: forested area and a number of waterfalls.
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